Resources for Health Affiliates Maine Annual Conference 2024

AdCare Educational Institute of Maine Problem Gambling Services is pleased to provide two breakout sessions on problem gambling and gambling disorder.

Speaker: Samuel C. Peter, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, Durham VA Health Care System

Morning Breakout: Introduction to Gambling and Gambling Disorder
Afternoon Breakout: Evidence Based Treatments for Gambling Disorder

Each of these sessions (2 hours each) can be used toward the 12-hour training requirement to join Maine’s Gambling Addiction Treatment Network. Additional hours can be obtained on-demand and at no cost.

Dr. Peter has provided these resources to accompany his breakout sessions:

  1. The problem gambling severity index, a research supported screening tool that can be used to help individuals understand the severity of their gambling behavior:
  2. The 80th birthday party exercise for values exploration:
  3. The feelings wheel:
  4. The values card sort:
  5. CBT for gambling treatment handouts:
    Gambling symptom assessment scale:
    *Permission has been granted to reproduce the scale on this website for clinicians to use in their practice and for researchers to use in non-industry studies.
  6. Gamblers Anonymous meeting locator:
  7. SMART Recovery meeting locator:
  8. Guided mindfulness and other mindfulness based resources:
  9. Self-soothing skill explained:
  10. Self-soothing skill explained #2:

For more information about joining Maine’s Gambling Addiction Treatment Network, call (207) 626-3615 ext.20, email, or visit